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[ScreenOS] Can the same DN be used for different local certificates in the firewall?

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Article ID: KB24535 KB Last Updated: 04 Jun 2012Version: 1.0
Summary:
This article provides information on the possibility of using the same DN for different local certificates on the firewall.
Symptoms:
The possibility of using the same DN for different local certificates on the firewall.
Cause:

Solution:
  • In a particular ScreenOS device, multiple certificates with the same Subject (or DN) name are not supported.

  • So, it is recommended to use a separate subject name for every key pair to avoid confusion.

  • Certain CA’s also have limitations on supporting multiple key pairs for the same subject name.

  • The ScreenOS device will auto-generate different CN values to ensure that the DN’s are unique. The device's serial number is included in this.
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